Household garbage has become invisible to the more affluent amongst us. Driving behind a garbage truck I realised that we don’t have to care how much garbage we generate, since it gets moved from our doorstep to a municipal dump, somewhere out of sight. The problem is still there, but it is not our problem.… Continue reading Corporate refuse removal
Recently at the Cape Town Sevens Rugby event I watched spectators build a tower with empty plastic beer glasses. It was quite spectacular – we were in the nose bleed seats, 4 or 5 storeys above ground and the tower nearly reached the roof of the stadium before it collapsed! I observed the spontaneous and… Continue reading Let’s do this fun thing!
It is a cold November in London. It is winter. Yet as I watch the leaves falling to the ground I realise winter is not a fixed moment in time – it is a progression. Nature moves towards it, then continues through it to the next season. Nature changes constantly, always moving. As humans we… Continue reading Are we there yet?
Our intent, or intentions, and our impact very often are not the same. Communication can go wrong in at least two ways: how a message is expressed and how it is understood. Having seen my own intent go tragically awry all too often I was grateful to learn about a technique called Impact Feedback a few years ago.… Continue reading Good intentions
Have you ever watched a conversation go wrong before your very eyes? When I read the conversation above I found myself wincing. And immediately thinking of the 6th Agile principle: “The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation.” Maybe these two gentlemen would have rubbed… Continue reading How dare you?